Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The Rockies Today, Nov. 15

Posted By on Tue, Nov 15, 2011 at 10:20 AM

Top news links, courtesy of Headwaters News.

Oil company estimates Colorado oil field could contain 1B barrels of oil
Based on the production of exploratory wells drilled in the Wattenberg field in Colorado's Weld County, Andarko officials are estimating that the field could contain anywhere between 500 million to 1.5 billion barrels of oil.
Denver Post; Nov. 15

Montana co-op pursues geothermal energy
Flathead Electric Co-operative in Montana will begin exploring geothermal resources in the area of Hot Springs next month.
Flathead Beacon; Nov. 14

State, two counties file lawsuits seeking control of roads in S. Utah
Utah has joined with Garfield and Kane counties in separate lawsuits seeking control of roads through federal lands in those counties.
Salt Lake Tribune; Nov. 15

Wyoming irrigator gives water right to state to maintain flows for fish
Paul Hagenstein, a Wyoming rancher, is the first to use a water law put in place in 1986 that allows irrigators to transfer water rights to the state to maintain in-stream flows for fish, and the state Board of Control approved that transfer last week.
WyoFile.com; Nov. 15

Housing an option for closed Macy's store in Idaho city's downtown
Macy's and Boise-based Northwest Real Estate Capital Corp. are in talks to convert the 73,200-square-foot former department store in the Idaho city's downtown to one-room apartments and retail space.
Idaho Statesman; Nov. 15

Bug concerns spark Idaho campaign urging residents to burn local firewood
The Idaho State Department of Agriculture is again urging residents to buy their firewood locally to prevent the spread of invasive bugs that can hitch a ride to new areas on the wood.
Twin Falls Times-News; Nov. 15

Housing sales, prices increase in Idaho's Treasure Valley
Sales of existing and new homes in Ada and Canyon counties in Idaho were up in October when compared to October a year ago, and sales prices of those homes were up as well.
Idaho Statesman; Nov. 15

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